Running Injuries

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Running Injuries

Lecture description below:


Lecture description: (ITBS)

This presentation covers the pathophysiology of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and the potential associated risk factors with developing this Injury in runners. It will also cover the clinical assessment and treatment of ITBS with practical demonstrations to help you with your own clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

ITBS is one of the most common injuries we see in runners and can be difficult to overcome when not managed effectively.

Understanding the underlying pathophysiology and associated risk factors can help guide our treatment interventions to gain better outcomes and a more effective return to running.

With the prevailing theory of the pain coming from the highly innervated adipose tissue beneath the Iliotibial Band it helps us educate our athletes/patients better. Understanding that the ITB is an incredibly strong structure we can re assure patients that it is safe to continue exercising and reduce fear and avoidence by modifying exercise by implementing the 3 phase model of Low load, Moderate Load and High impact.

Applying this 3 phase model can help progress our athletes safely and effectively through their rehab and back to running with the aim of reducing re injury risk.


Lecture Description: (MTSS)

This presentation covers the current understanding of the pathophysiology of Medial tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), how we can diagnose this in a clinical setting and also the treatment/management of MTSS in runners. It will also show some practical examples of the clinical tests we can use to help diagnosing this injury.

Learning Outcomes:

MTSS often referred to as shin splints in the running world is incredibly common and equally frustrating for runners. Our current understanding is that it is a bone overload injury. With some great studies covered in this presentation and our current understanding of the pathophysiology, it really helps clinicians give runners realistic expectations and better guided management to provide better outcomes for runners. Following a specific diagnostic criteria it helps us identify those that have true MTSS and also helps us with identifying differential diagnosis to provide the appropriate interventions. Pain free loading is key to getting a runner back succesfully and ensuring a the bigger picture is addressed is essential to reducing the risk of re injury. As we know the biggest risk factor for a bone stress injury (BSI) is a history of a BSI.

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